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THE MOST QUOTED SOURCE ON GLOBAL WATER STATISTICS

1 600+
sources used

180 +

220 000+

data points (year x variable x country)

160+

variables and indicators

150+

detailed country
profiles

country-level irrigated crop calendars

80 000+
data-point metadata

15 000+

sub-national irrigation areas

AQUASTAT

500

multi-lingual
water-related
definitions

counting every drop

570+

info on

transboundary water resources data points

650 +

national water-related institutions

geo-referenced info on

~14 000
dams

40+

150+

country, regional,
basin, global maps

investment costs for

published documents
(1000s of published pages)

250+

irrigation projects in africa

What we do
Collect analyse and disseminate information on water resources,
resources water uses and agricultural water
management with an emphasis on countries in Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Caribbean

Collection
Information gathering through national expertise
Continuous monitoring of statistical information
from national and international programmes

Analysis
Several rounds of manual and
automatic quality control
Data and metadata improvement using
GIS, remote sensing and modelling

Dissemination
AQUASTAT website entirely available
in English, French and Spanish
Online databases

Standardization to allow international


comparability
Submission to government for
approval and incorporation of feedback

Data enrichment through metadata


Books, reports, articles, notes through CD, RSS, social media

Thematic studies
Filling data gaps, improving reliability,
feeding global topical debates

What we offer:
www.fao.org/nr/aquastat

Standardized data and


information on water:
To provide you with evidence to measure your progress
and to substantiate your decisions

Tools:

Capacity development:

To allow you to generate your own analysis


and conclusions, articles and presentations

To improve your understanding and


monitoring of water resources, uses, and
irrigation management

What we produce:
AQUASTAT main online country database

Climate information tool

180+ variables on
water resources,
water uses, irrigation
and drainage, from
1958 to date, for 200+
countries and
territories, in English,
French and Spanish

Spatial dataset containing climate data allowing for


calculation of soil water balance, and crop and
irrigation water requirements

Dams database
Geo-referenced database of large dams, including
information on dam height, reservoir capacity and
area, and purposes

Investment cost in irrigation

Metadata
Quantitative and qualitative contextual information
about data-points, as well as a description of
AQUASTAT's experience with the metadata system
development

Country fact sheets


One page summary on a country's most relevant
statistics, dynamically generated from the database

Country profiles
National-level analysis of water resources, water
uses, irrigation and drainage, environment,
institutional framework, prospects, in 150+ countries

Regional analyses
Covering Africa, Central Asia, Middle East, Southern
and Eastern Asia, Latin America and the Caribbean

Information on irrigation investment costs for


some 250 irrigation projects

Irrigation water use


Pressure on the available water resources due to
irrigation, based on detailed irrigated crop calendars
for 150+ countries

Wastewater
Information and data about municipal wastewater
production, collection, treatment, discharge and direct use

Quantitative and qualitative information for selected


transboundary river basins

Global map of irrigation areas

500 water-related terms in Arabic,


Chinese, English, French, Russian and
Spanish

Areas equipped for irrigation, including the


sources of water, based on statistical and
geospatial information at a national and
sub-national level

Publications
40+ reports, papers and articles:
methodological discussions, data
compilations, project reports, useful for
water-related planning, policy-making,
capacity development, research, etc.

Information for the media


Selected basic water-related data from the
database and information from the website
bought together in easily understandable
fact sheets

Geospatial information

Irrigated crops worldwide

Water maps

Water resources

Downloadable datasets and digital data layers


on climate, water resources and irrigation

Maps showing water-related data at


country, regional, transboundary river basin
and global levels

Cereals
Others
Fodder & pastures
Fiber crops

Country water resources sheets ensuring consistency


between countries sharing the same river basin, by
taking into consideration agreements between countries
on the sharing of transboundary water resources

Water-related institutions database

Transboundary river basins

Glossary

650+ institutions, searchable by country, by type


of institution, by main activity, or by keyword

Beverage crops
Oil crops
Sugar crops
Pulses
Fruits
Vegetables

35%

Projects

65%

Roots

To improve the understanding and


monitoring of agricultural water and
contribute to national capacity development.
Examples of key projects, led by AQUASTAT,
are the UN-Water Country Briefs and the
UN-Water Federated Water Monitoring
System and Key Water Indicator Portal

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Percentage of renewable water resources withdrawn - Millennium Development Goal Indicator 7.5
Northern Africa

Southern and Eastern Asia

Sub-Saharan Africa

Western Asia

Americas

Europe

Central Asia

Oceania

The following countries, withdrawing less than 0.5 percent of their renewable water
resources, are not displayed: Angola, Benin, Bhutan, Bolivia(Plurinational State of),
Cambodia, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Congo, Democratic Republic of the Congo,
Equatorial Guinea, Fiji, Gabon, Guinea, Iceland, Liberia, Mozambique, Papua New Guinea,
Paraguay, Sao Tome and Principe, Sierra Leone, Uganda

* DPR Korea = Democratic People's Republic of Korea; Iran = Islamic Republic of Iran; Lao PDR = Lao People's
Democratic Republic; TfYR of Macedonia = The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia; UR Tanzania = United
Republic of Tanzania; USA = United States of America; Venezuela = Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela

Suriname
Guinea-Bissau
Colombia
Croatia
Panama
Guyana
Brazil
Nicaragua
Venezuela*
Norway
Comoros
Bosnia & Herzegovina
Peru
Lao PDR*
Brunei Darussalam
Gambia
Togo
Latvia
Belize
Slovakia
Lesotho
New Zealand
Canada
Russian Federation
Finland
Zambia
Sweden
Ireland
Rwanda
Mongolia
Botswana
Namibia
Ghana
Cte d'Ivoire
Malaysia
Luxembourg
Chad
Honduras
Burundi
Ecuador
Serbia
Uruguay
Myanmar
Georgia
Chile
Niger
Bangladesh
Slovenia
Guatemala
Albania
Romania
Argentina
Nepal
Ethiopia
Nigeria
Australia
Austria
Switzerland
Madagascar
Costa Rica
Hungary
UR Tanzania*
Indonesia
Senegal
Burkina Faso
Trinidad and Tobago
Djibouti
Mali
El Salvador
Cape Verde
Belarus
Malawi
Haiti
United Kingdom
Kenya
Republic of Moldova
Eritrea
Viet Nam
Lithuania
Jamaica
Denmark
DPR Korea*
Cuba
Netherlands
Mauritania
Portugal
Greece
Czech Republic
Thailand
Ukraine
Puerto Rico
Estonia
Timor-Leste
France
USA*
TfYR of Macedonia*
Antigua and Barbuda
Philippines
Mexico
Turkey
Poland
China
Kazakhstan
Maldives
Japan
Germany
Zimbabwe
Somalia
Swaziland
Cyprus
Italy
South Africa
Sri Lanka
Dominican Republic
Mauritius
Bulgaria
Lebanon
Spain
Afghanistan
Singapore
Kyrgyzstan
Belgium
Azerbaijan
Republic of Korea
Armenia
India
Sudan & South Sudan
Morocco
Algeria
Occ. Palestinian Terr.
Tajikistan
Tunisia
Iran*
Iraq
Pakistan
Oman
Syrian Arab Republic
Jordan
Malta
Israel
Turkmenistan
Uzbekistan
Egypt
Barbados
Yemen
Bahrain
Libya
Qatar
Saudi Arabia
United Arab Emirates
Kuwait

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Collaboration
Within FAO: State of the World's Land and Water Resources for Food and Agriculture (SOLAW); Statistical
Yearbooks; World Agriculture Towards 2015/30, 2030/2050, 2050/2080; World Census of Agriculture 2010, 2020
With United Nations and UN-Water: World Water Development Reports (WWDR), Human Development Reports
(HDR), Millennium Development Goal (MDG) reports; Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) reports; projects
With other international agencies: Harmonization of water-related terminology, definitions and data

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Identify data-gaps and determine where data-enriching


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Support national, regional and global policy and


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Get easily understandable water information for your


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Discover basic water information through the


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using AQUASTATs country, regional, river basin and
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Stay current with the on-going international debate on


water-related issues

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Learn about transboundary water issues, and the


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Kickstart your project proposal or initiative using the


AQUASTAT country profiles, country fact sheets, water
resources sheets

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Understand 500+ water terms in six languages: Arabic,


Chinese, English, French, Russian and Spanish

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Compare countries and regions using the water-related


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Download data on 180 publicly available variables in


200+ countries from 1958-present and use it for your
research, analysis and modelling free of cost

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